To celebrate our world view and multi-cultural interests, Estill Voice International produces an international symposium every two years. In presentations and workshops led by some of our most gifted teachers and invited guests from the scientific, medical and voice training communities, we explore the world of vocal possibilities.

Since our second symposium, we have also celebrated those who have made significant contributions to the field of voice through Estill Voice International’s Estill Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have served as role models to others and have devoted their life-long careers to the advancement of voice research and/or voice education.

These individuals have led the voice profession with an open mind and heart, inspiring inventiveness and meeting the needs of others without aesthetic bias. They have embraced the mission of Jo Estill: to bring voice training into all regions of the world.

Now Accepting Nominations!

Since our second symposium, we have also celebrated those who have made significant contributions to the field of voice through Estill Voice International’s Estill Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have served as role models to others and have devoted their life-long careers to the advancement of voice research and/or voice education.

These individuals have led the voice profession with an open mind and heart, inspiring inventiveness and meeting the needs of others without aesthetic bias. They have embraced the mission of Jo Estill: to bring voice training into all regions of the world.

Now Accepting Nominations!

11th Estill World Voice Symposium
August 2-4 2023 in Vienna, Austria

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10th Estill World Voice Symposium
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (ONLINE)

The 10th Estill World Voice Symposium was held fully online on July 7-9th, 2021. It was hosted by Estill Voice International, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Estill Voice International Founding Partner, Mary McDonald Klimek.

9th Estill World Voice Symposium

London, United Kingdom

The 9th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 9-11th, 2019 at King’s College London. It was hosted by The Voice Explained.

Our theme was Let’s Get Physical as a nod to the moving anatomy at the core of every Estill Voice Training® Figure.
You’ve asked for diction, and we’ve listened by highlighting Jo Estill’s
Diction for Performers in the 2-Day Symposium Pre-course.

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8th Estill World Voice Symposium

Quebec City, Canada

The 8th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 4-6th, 2017 at L’Université Laval in Québec City, Québec, Canada.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Eiji Yanagisawa, Richard Horne, and Elisa Turlà in memoriam.

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7th Estill World Voice Symposium

Melbourne, Australia

The 7th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on January 5-7th, 2015 by St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to John Tomich, MBBS, FRACS; Otorhinolaryngologist (ENT), Adelaide, Australia.

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6th Estill World Voice Symposium

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

The 6th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 2-4th, 2013 at Harvard University.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Steven Chicurel and Dr. Osamu Fujimura, accepted by his son, Makoto Fujimura.

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5th Estill World Voice Symposium

Rome, Italy

The 5th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on July 22-24th, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Alice Estill Miller.

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4th Estill World Voice Symposium

Boulder, Colorado, USA

The 4th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on July 22-24th, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Judith Balo Goff and Esther Spadaro.

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3rd Estill World Voice Symposium

Copenhagen, Denmark

The 3rd Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 7-9th, 2007 in Copenhagen, USA.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Svend Prytz.

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2nd Estill World Voice Symposium

Orlando, Florida, USA

The 2nd Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 7-9th, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The Estill Lifetime Achievement Award went to Helen Tiller and Julie Fortney, DMA.

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1st Estill World Voice Symposium

Santa Rosa, California, USA

The 1st Estill World Voice Symposium was held on July 30th-August 1st, 2003 in Santa Rosa, California, USA.